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    WendyW

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    I am based in the South so can't use the far North as an excuse! I will get someone to help me later in the week and let you know. Thank you so much for all your help thus far - I really appreciate it!

    Mon 5 Nov 2018 19:25:50 #11 |
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    OK so its raining a lot today and the HD channels are all breaking up (though the SD channels are not). Going onto the signal information, when the picture breaks up, tuner 2 signal and quality is lost. Don't know if this gives any more of an idea of what's going on?

    Tue 6 Nov 2018 18:22:36 #12 |
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    WendyW - 50 seconds ago  » 
    OK so its raining a lot today and the HD channels are all breaking up (though the SD channels are not). Going onto the signal information, when the picture breaks up, tuner 2 signal and quality is lost. Don't know if this gives any more of an idea of what's going on?

    Odd it's just tuner 2. With the box off unscrew the f connector connecting the coax to tuner 2 in. The f connector itself is screwed onto the coax outer sheath. Unscrew it and look carefully for thin whisker of copper screen touching the centre core conductor. This will really reduce the signal level.

    See here (ignore the grease you really only need this for outside connections.

    They are pretty easy to fit so could re-prepare the tuner 2 cable following the above instructions. When you look at the end of the cable you should see the white inner insulation just poking through the hole hole in the f connector.

    First lets force tuner 1 to use a HD channel and then force Tuner 2 to use another.

    Tune to 972 and press the instant record button, now to 973 and start a second recording. go back to 972 and view the live picture - check the signal diagnostics repeat on 973. Let the recordings run for 10 mins or so and then replay both in turn from the media list. Are they both OK or is the one made on 973 not OK.

    Tue 6 Nov 2018 18:29:54 #13 |
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    grahamlthompson - 4 hours ago  » 

    See here (ignore the grease you really only need this for outside connections.

    Link is missing GLT

    Tue 6 Nov 2018 22:50:51 #14 |
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    Trev - 3 minutes ago  » 

    grahamlthompson - 4 hours ago  » 
    See here (ignore the grease you really only need this for outside connections.

    Link is missing GLT</blockquote

    thanks Trev

    missed the ctrl + v in the paste url

    http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/fplugs.htm#fit

    WendyW - we will help you to will help you to become less of a tchnophode so far you are really doing well quote>

    When you find a website its address (url) is displayed on the web browser with address that may look like https//xxxxx

    If you hold down the shift key on your keyboard and drag left it will be higlighted in blue.

    If you hold down the crtl kay and press crl and the press C the text you see will be copied to temporary store. Switching to totally differnt windowa programme like say notepad and pressing crtl+ v pastes the text to notepad. Clicking in the address bar URL in a windows and pressing enter connects to the website. A HTML web link us is underscored in blu.

    Example totally random example. Sorry she's amazing

    I used Google to search for the latest Barbra Streisand Album

    Produces this

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=latest+barbra+streisand+album&rlz=1C1CHBH_en-GBGB744GB744&oq=latest+Barbra+&aqs=chrome.2.0j69i57j0l4.11838j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    If you higlist this by clicking
    before the left clicking before clicking at the end and move to the address bar and pressing OK you get a hypertext link to the URL (universal remote locator)

    Crtl + V gives this click on it

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=latest+barbra+streisand+album&rlz=1C1CHBH_en-GBGB744GB744&oq=latest+Barbra+&aqs=chrome.2.0j69i57j0l4.11838j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    Tue 6 Nov 2018 22:58:29 #15 |
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    This comes from a Microsoft Excel Spread sheet I use to try and help to find your proble
    The data is posted holding shift at start of the data and ciccking leftclick at
    at the end to highlight in blue, Pressing Crtl + V pastes the data.

    eg950 BBC 1 London 10773 H
    951 BBC 1 CI 10773 H
    952 BBC 1 E Mids 10788 V
    953 BBC 1 East (E) 10788 V
    954 BBC 1 East (W) 10773 H
    955 BBC 1 N West 10802 H
    956 BBC 1 NE & C 10802 H
    957 BBC 1 NI 10817 V
    958 BBC 1 Oxford 10817 V
    959 BBC 1 S East 10802 H
    960 BBC 1 Scotland 10802 H
    961 BBC 1 South 10817 V
    962 BBC 1 S West 10817 V
    963 BBC 1 W Mids 10788 V
    964 BBC 1 Wales 10788 V
    965 BBC 1 West 10773 H
    966 BBC 1 Yorks 10802 H
    967 BBC 1 EYrks&L 10788 V
    968 BBC 2 England 10773 H
    969 BBC 2 NI 10817 V
    970 BBC 2 Scotland 10802 H
    971 BBC 2 Wales 10788 V
    972 BBC ONE HD (England) 10847 V
    973 BBC 1 Scot HD 11023 H
    974 Channel 4 10714 H
    975 Channel 4 + 1 10729 V
    976 BBC 1 Wales HD 11023 H
    977 ITV 10758 V
    978 BBC 1 NI HD 10847 V

    This will look hard to understand apart from the channel name and the channel number and it's name. The H and the stands for Horizontal and vertical polarisation.

    Simple explanation is only if you have two working tuners and no problems with the cabling can you record two channels on the list at the same time that dont have the same frequcy in the third entry like

    eg 10773 H

    Try opening a windows App like notepad

    Type some text. higlight in blue, Crt+ C to copy to the windows clipboard Open a reply to a forum post and post crtl +V to get how it works.

    Wed 7 Nov 2018 0:12:12 #16 |
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    I must admit I didn't want to look stupid when I didn't understand what an "f" connector was - thanks for the link haha!! Although i don't understand what your last post was about (all the listings). Sorry it may be cos i've just got home from work and am brain dead, but will look again a little later when i've had some fortifying coffee!!

    Wed 7 Nov 2018 16:00:12 #17 |
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    WendyW - 8 minutes ago  » 
    I must admit I didn't want to look stupid when I didn't understand what an "f" connector was - thanks for the link haha!! Although i don't understand what your last post was about (all the listings). Sorry it may be cos i've just got home from work and am brain dead, but will look again a little later when i've had some fortifying coffee!!

    Hows your HD reception today ? Heavy rain here has not affected any of my channels.

    Wed 7 Nov 2018 16:09:53 #18 |
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    Well we've had some bad weather today, but at the moment, fingers crossed it seems to be OK. Although its not raining right now. As soon as it starts things could be different!

    Wed 7 Nov 2018 17:13:13 #19 |

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